EMDR beyond PTSD – An Integrative Transdiagnostic Psychotherapy


Conference to be held 3 – 5 May 2024 at the Sofitel Broadbeach, Gold Coast Qld


Call for Abstracts

The EMDRAA 2024 Speaker Working Group invites you to submit an abstract for a presentation, workshop, research paper, or skills demonstration for the conference to be held 3 – 5 May 2024. Presentations may be face to face (at the Sofitel Broadbeach, Gold Coast Qld), live online or pre-recorded.

Based on this year’s theme, areas of particular interest are: application of EMDR outside single event traumas and PTSD, including dissociation and complex trauma, mental health conditions including addiction, OCD, depression, anxiety and phobias, chronic or complex pain conditions, and other clinical presentations that can be understood from the adaptive information processing model. Other areas of interest include presentations that focus on other important phases of EMDR as a complete transdiagnostic therapy, and the integration of EMDR with other therapeutic modalities and approaches. New research and advancements in the field are also areas of interest for submissions to the 2024 conference.  

While we may not be able to use all submissions for the upcoming conference, we encourage you to submit your ideas, as these may be more suitable for subsequent years. 


 Critical Dates and Submission Guidelines

The deadline for submission is 7 January 2024

Submission of Abstracts to be sent to: conference@emdraa.org

Notification of Acceptance: 8 February 2024

Discussion and arrangements for recording presentations will begin in February 2024


 All submissions will be reviewed with the following criteria:

  • Alignment with the EMDRAA 2024 Conference objective: EMDR beyond PTSD – A Transdiagnostic Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Explores how EMDR can be used to treat conditions other than single event traumas and PTSD
  • Expands on how other therapies can be integrated with EMDR
  • Emphasises EMDR’s application as a complete transdiagnostic therapy across all 8 phases
  • Appeals to a large number of EMDRAA members 
  • Supports EMDRAA’s mission: To be the leading Australian authority on best practice EMDR therapy supporting mental health practitioners

Submission Information Required:

  • 3-4 Learning Objectives 
  • Abstract of Presentation, Paper or Research Briefing (limited to 250 words) plus citations
  • Preferred presentation Format:
    • Face to Face
    • Pre-recorded video
    • Live stream
  • Preferred presentation Duration:
    • 45min – 2 hour presentation or workshop or
    • 10 – 30 minute brief report on research of interest
  • Details for each presenter (Brief) 
    • Full Name
    • Address
    • Contact Phone and Email
    • Background and Experience:
      • Education and degrees
      • Highest level of EMDR training/accreditation
      • Previous presentations or webinars, evidence of presentation skills

Instructions for Authors:

  1. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the EMDRAA 2024 Scientific Working Group 
  2. Acceptance of abstracts will be based upon scientific qualities, clarity of presentation and suitability for our audience
  3. Please note that it may not be possible to accept all qualified abstracts for Conference 2024, as spaces are limited. However, we encourage you to make a submission as it may be used for future EMDRAA conferences
  4. The submission of an abstract, including all relevant parties (co-presenters) connected with the abstract, does not constitute registration for the conference. Registration requires completion of the Conference Registration form.
  5. Conference fees will be waived for presentation and workshop presenters
  6. An individual submitting their proposal agrees that all work presented will conform to discipline-appropriate national or professional ethical standards
  7. Recordings of all presentations will be available to registrants through the on-line event platform for a period post conference
  8. Based on conference attendee feedback and the review of the Speaker Working Group, presentation recordings may be added to the EMDRAA Webinar Library accessible to all EMDRAA Members. You will be notified if you are selected. Please indicate if you do not give permission for your presentation to be added to the EMDRAA Webinar Library

Should you have any questions, please contact conference@emdraa.org.